Dan Bongino is a former Secret Service agent who left the Service in 2011 to campaign for the Senate in the liberal state of Maryland winning the Republican primary but subsequently losing to incumbent Ben Cardin in the general election.
In the 2014 Mr. Bongino launched a campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives in the heavily gerrymandered 6th district of Maryland losing to incumbent John Delaney in one of the last elections called that night by 2774 votes (49.7% to 48.2%).
Maryland’s 6th Congressional District
Dan Bongino has since moved to Florida where he is said to be considering a run for the Senate for the seat currently held by Marco Rubio who is not seeking reelection. He now works for Conservative Review with the tagline The Renegade Republican. Dan Bongino also does a daily podcast available on SoundCloud and ITunes.
One of the subjects Mr. Bongino likes to cover is economics including a particular emphasis on educating those that are attracted to Bernie Sanders and what he calls Democratic-Socialism.
In February Dan Bongino published a column “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Bernie Sanders” in response to video from “economist” Robert Reich: “6 Responses To Bernie Sanders Skeptics“
Dan Bongino and his compatriots at Conservative Review then responded with their own video: Dan Bongino and “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Bernie Sanders” including the following points:
- Response to point #2: Is this guy serious? Reich is advocating a “political revolution” that silences our voice in government, and is proud of how Bernie Sanders will trample the Constitution and the rule of law.
- Response to point #3: Reich clearly doesn’t understand what Socialism is or how it fundamentally opposes individual liberty, and his definition of a “successful” government program leaves us wanting.
- Response to point #4: The claim that Bernie Sanders’ single-payer healthcare plan will cost less than our current system is a flat-out lie. Even liberals admit the plan will cost a fortune.
- Response to point #5: Again, Reich’s claim is false. Bernie Sanders’ government takeover of the education system will, in fact, result in state-run schools and education costs will jump.